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Tjaikondre is nestled on the banks of the Suriname River. Tjaikondre is nestled on the banks of the Suriname River. It has been been the home to the Maroons in the interior of Suriname for centuries and remains unchanged in all that time.

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On arrival at Tjaikondre there is always a hive of activity with little scantly clad children fishing and helping their mothers with the washing or diving off the round smooth rocks and generally enjoying the cool water of river-side life.
Tjaikondre is nestled on the banks of the Suriname River.
On arrival at Tjaikondre there is always a hive of activity with little scantly clad children fishing and helping their mothers with the washing or diving off the round smooth rocks and generally enjoying the cool water of river-side life. On arrival at Tjaikondre there is always a hive of activity with little scantly clad children fishing and helping their mothers with the washing or diving off the round smooth rocks and generally enjoying the cool water of river-side life.
On arrival at Tjaikondre there is always a hive of activity with little scantly clad children fishing and helping their mothers with the washing or diving off the round smooth rocks and generally enjoying the cool water of river-side life.
United Caribbean Trust Sports Evangelism Suriname container 2013
 
Maroon settlements such as Tjaikondre possess a clannish identity Maroon settlements such as Tjaikondre possess a clannish identity. They have developed a Creole languages by mixing European tongues with their original African languages such as Saramaccan and Taki Taki

The Maroons created their own independent communities which in some cases have survived for centuries and until recently remained separate from mainstream society

Maroon settlements such as Tjaikondre possess a clannish identity Maroon settlements such as Tjaikondre possess a clannish identity Maroon settlements such as Tjaikondre possess a clannish identity
Seen here the Cassava Bread specially cooked in honour of our arrival. Above left the cooking house where the bread is cooked on the open fire on large flat griddles.
Seen here the Cassava Bread specially cooked in honour of our arrival.
The team from Barbados included Kim, Imran and Kathy Ann who joined Jenny from UCT for the distribution of the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes.

The team from Barbados included Kim, Imran and Kathy Ann who joined Jenny from UCT for the distribution of the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes.

They were greatly assisted by Alicia who although Guyanese lived all her childhood in the interior of Suriname and is fluent in numerous indigenous dialects.

The team from Barbados included Kim, Imran and Kathy Ann who joined Jenny from UCT for the distribution of the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes. The team from Barbados included Kim, Imran and Kathy Ann who joined Jenny from UCT for the distribution of the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes. The team from Barbados included Kim, Imran and Kathy Ann who joined Jenny from UCT for the distribution of the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes.
The team from Barbados included Kim, Imran and Kathy Ann who joined Jenny from UCT for the distribution of the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes.

The traveling missionaries had to adapt to a very different lifestyle than they were use to.

Seen above cooking outdoors, doing the washing up and washing cloths in the Bath House and seen here washing in rainwater caught from the roof.

Seen here the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes being transported up the Suriname River and arriving at Tjaikondre.

Click below to visit the Children Outreach Parties as the shoeboxes were distributed.

Seen here the Make Jesus Smile shoeboxes being transported up the Suriname River and arriving at Tjaikondre.
Victoria Make Jesus Smile
Tjaikondre Make Jesus Smile
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